User Profile: bluegrandma52


Member Since: January 23, 2011


  • July 29, 2014 at 6:52pm

    My local Aldi grocery store uses locking carts, but they take quarters to unlock, which you get back when you re-attach your cart to the line.

  • July 26, 2014 at 10:35am

    Probably why she got fired from her day job!

  • [1] July 25, 2014 at 10:48am

    I was working at a veterinarian’s office years ago. I had a miscarriage, and shortly after that, a client asked me when the baby was due. I simply said, “I lost it”, and he was profusely apologetic. I went on with my life, my boss didn’t say anything to the client, and we didn’t make anything more of the incident. People, especially young children, can be (and often are) thoughtless in their comments to others. We don’t always think before we speak, and that’s OK. People make mistakes, say things without malice, and act like flawed human beings. It’s not a crime, just life. We have been trained to be super-sensitive to the slightest indication of disrespect, all out of proportion to the action and intent. Being loving and forgiving works better.

  • [1] July 25, 2014 at 10:39am

    This doesn’t sound like a new law, just a clarification of what the original law, the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, actually means. The various enforcement agencies mentioned have been increasingly lawless in their seizures of property from citizens who haven’t even been charged with a crime, much less arrested and/or prosecuted. This is a clear violation of the original intent of the 5th, as it’s about the same thing the British soldiers were doing here before the Revolutionary War. I support Senator Paul in this.

  • [1] July 25, 2014 at 10:15am

    The fact that there is a huge “tax” on imported sugar had something to do with the use of HFCS. No other country pays as much as we do for imported cane sugar. The corn growers wanted it that way, and they paid millions to the government agencies in the form of lobbying in order to get the imports down.

  • [11] July 25, 2014 at 10:12am

    I live in Michigan. I buy a herd share every year so I can get the fresh milk, eggs, meats and other produce that help keep my family healthy. I support our local growers, dairies, ranches and orchardists. The government is interfering with my choice to feed my family healthy, unprocessed foodstuffs from people that I know and trust. I have written to the various agencies that are involved in this systemic overreach of governmental power, and have received the general platitudes of “Thank you for your interest in this topic.” It’s hugely frustrating.

  • [6] July 25, 2014 at 10:05am

    I don’t care if big corporations make food-like stuff, or if big seed companies make frankenseeds. Not everyone, or even most, can get real food and grow naturally produced plants for food, especially those in cities. But I get real mad when the government and the big food and seed companies tell me I can’t grow my own food, save my own rainwater, or buy from my provider of choice for food that I prefer. It’s all about control. Follow the money, every time.

  • [6] July 11, 2014 at 2:33pm

    As long as Harry Reid doesn’t join any anti-Mormon groups, pays his tithing, and doesn’t try change the doctrine or to get people to leave the Church, he’s not in any danger of excommunication. Getting a recommend to attend the temple is another matter. He has to be honest in his dealings with his fellowmen, but his answer to that question is between him and his bishop, and the Lord. The LDS Church is careful to not tell its members how to believe politically. We are “taught correct principles”, and then expected to govern ourselves according to those principles, the greatest of which is love for one another, and for our Savior.
    I personally believe that Harry Reid’s mind is not what it used to be. Some of the things he’s saying sound like they’re coming from an addled mind. Perhaps dementia is setting in.

  • [2] July 11, 2014 at 2:12pm

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008. Truth which no one believed at the time. This is the most important truth he has spoken, mainly because few people understood it at the time. I did, and my blood ran cold. I knew what we were in for, but no one was listening.

  • July 11, 2014 at 11:04am

    “The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.” According to the Federal Register, anyway. 2 ways to amend the Constitution. Stop slamming the A-Maizin’ Blue!

  • July 5, 2014 at 4:40pm

    Well, after slogging through HumphreyHP book, I think there’s a simple answer. The Constitution provides for the federal government to determine immigration laws. That’s been done. We have many laws on the books about who can come here and how. It’s the Executive Branch’s mandate to enforce the law, all the law. The Executive Branch has patently decided not to do that. Only the laws they like get enforced; they don’t like the immigration laws, so they don’t get enforced. Clear so far?
    Each state has the right to protect its citizens from attack, danger and harm; that’s why we have National Guard units in every state. Send the majority of each state’s NG to the border, catch the illegals as they come onto US soil, and take them directly to ICE. If any of them are let go, catch them again and take them back to ICE. Either the ICE will do its job and deport, or the illegals will get tired of getting picked up every few days and go home. There is no excuse for illegals to be here, other than the Executive Branch refusing to do its job.

  • July 4, 2014 at 8:40pm

    “There’s no doubt the president has the leadership and stature necessary to call upon the American public to rally around the kinds of ideas that are in the best interests of the country,” Josh Earnest said.
    If he had any ideas that were in the best interests of the country, I’d be happy to rally around. But I haven’t heard any yet, and after 6 years, it’s not likely that I will. Just tired of the flim-flam and dazzling footwork.

  • July 1, 2014 at 11:02pm

    Yep. There’ll be one under every bridge.

  • [2] June 28, 2014 at 11:21am

    Actually, the ‘skin’ is just the part of the potato that was in contact with the dirt and dried/hardened. Same with other ‘root’ vegetables, like carrots and turnips. There is nothing special about it, nor are all the nutrients next to it. It isn’t a ‘peel’ in the same sense as fruit and above ground vegetable rind. You can peel or not. All you lose is some of the potato.

  • June 23, 2014 at 11:34pm

    He also played Zorg in “The Fifth Element”, one of my favorite Bruce Willis movies.

  • [4] June 16, 2014 at 10:44am

    Parents sending their children here only makes the problems back in their country worse. Children are the future of any country, and with most of their children here, there is no incentive for people to work to improve their own countries. We can’t take all the world’s children, and it isn’t right that we should be expected to. No other country in the world allows people to come over its borders against their laws; try it and you’ll end up in jail and facing immediate deportation. We are setting a very dangerous precedent here, one that Obama is working hard to set. Bringing down the United States of America is a tough job, and it can only be done from the inside. Saving the USA can only be done from the inside as well.

  • [2] June 16, 2014 at 10:33am

    Paladin, you are SO not helping here! Not all Democrats are “complicit” in what the government is doing, and many are angry about it. But, at this point, there is little they, or you can do about it. The government stopped listening to all of us peons a long time ago, because we let them, liberals and conservatives alike. If you can’t be constructive in working out solutions, at least stop wishing death on those you disagree with.

  • [1] June 16, 2014 at 10:29am

    And I’m a 60+ grandma who worked for decades to raise my own children and grandchildren. I don’t feel the need to raise someone else’s children as well, especially when those children have families who can do the job better than I can in their own countries.

  • [1] June 16, 2014 at 10:27am

    These are not orphans who have no one to care for them, or no family members in their home countries. These children need to be sent back to their families, not adopted here. Doing what you suggest only encourages people in South and Central America to keep endangering their children with false hopes and human traffickers.

  • June 10, 2014 at 3:39pm

    Because most people in Hong Kong speak the Queen’s English. Duh.